Scrapbooking For Introverts?

Scrapbooking For Introverts?

I’ve been feeling under the weather lately and when that happens, I turn inward. Actually, turning inward in general seems to be my preferred state. This can be a problem. Because, as I’m sure you are aware, we live in a world (at least in the American culture) where being outgoing, gregarious and extroverted is the gold standard by which we are measured.  So where does that put us introverted scrapbookers?

One of the things that I like to do when I need to recharge is get lost in a good book. I just love books. And even in this weird transition to the more digital lifestyle, I spend more time on my iphone/ipad reading than any other activity. I still dream about the day when I can have a room, oh let’s call it a ‘library’, where I can have all my books lovingly displayed on shelves. Sadly, right now I live in a teeny-weeny house and all my precious books are boxed up in the basement.

So what does this rambling intro have to do with scrapbooking for introverts? Well, I’ll tell ya. I just picked up a wonderful book called [easyazon-link asin=”0307352145″ locale=”us”]Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking[/easyazon-link] by Susan Cain.

Oh.
My.
God.

I’ve only just cracked it, but it’s as if the author is shining a light on all the things left unspoken and supressed in my head.

I mean, yes, I knew I was an introvert. But this book richly explains why I’ve felt so undervalued and square-peg-in-the-round-hole. Especially at work, but also in my family.

It’s a really terrific read. If you find yourself pressed for time, I highly recommend the audio version. I have a medium-ish commute, so for my 90 minutes in the car, I can be ‘reading’.

And back to the introverted scrapbooker.

It’s a book I wish existed. I am a quiet scrapbooker and don’t attend crops. I find the thought of doing so intimidating in the extreme. Yes, there is the commraderie, and the collective creative juices flying around the room, but for me….well…it ranks right up there with public speaking. <shudder>

So for all you introverts out there who wished there was a scrapbooking manual for introverts, you at least have a book available to you now to address one side. I highly recommend it. Pick up your copy at [easyazon-link asin=”0307352145″ locale=”us”]Amazon[/easyazon-link] today.

Are you an introvert? You can quietly leave your ‘yes’ in the comments below!

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